I've assembled the first of the 2 batches of these chairs that I ordered. I was skeptical thinking these chairs may be flimsy, but they have turned out to be nice and solid!!
Here are some additional details about the chairs that might be useful:
* the chairs weight about 15lbs a piece and feel very solid when you pick them up.
* the frame construction uses pocket screws (hex bolts actually).
* there are at least two hex bolts for attaching each leg to the frame -- perpendicular to each other -- so if the chair loosens you can tight up that hex bolt.
* the chairs are made of rubberwood, which has about the same density at maple, though it is more porous so not a durable. (over time we'll see if that is the case) http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/2011912
Be prepared for an all day, exhausting project if you buy these. Every single part of the chair is a separate piece. Your hands and back will ache by the time you are finished and it indeed takes two people to get this done. After the first chair, we developed a sort of assembly linre process but still it took all day. This puts new meaning to the phrase "assembly required." The end product is sturdy enough, though we ended up with one split leg and partially split lower back. The leg was easy enough to replace but nothing could be done about the back without taking the entire chair apart. I was not about to put together one more of these chairs. This a hard call becauise the end product is a good deal, but I would not have purchased these had I known how hard it would be to assemble them.
Excellent value. Yes, you have to put the chairs together, but the effort/time is worth the savings. These same chairs at a local furniture place would have cost me 6x as much! We boought 2 sets (8 chairs), so it took some time to put together, but with the help of a friend, we had them done in a couple of hours total. Once you get the first one figured out they go together quickly.
So far it meets my needs and about what I'd expect from a relatively cheap set. Although, the wood is pretty soft and thin so when assembling it the wood cracked in a number of places. None that are visible, but it remains to be seen how that will impact the longevity. I just noticed last night (after about a month of very minimal use) that the paint on the top of the table seems to be cracking or at least raising up like the wood underneath is cracked. From what I can tell this will fit the bill for what I need for the near term under light usage. If you're looking for something that will get used daily and not so gently, I might look elsewhere
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? matched
Please tell us about the quality of the product. quality is ok
Great chairs once they're put together. After the first one it is a little less difficult. The manufacturer could have supplied covers for the screw holes as they are quite large and give the chair an unfinished look. The chairs are sturdy though and should last for quite a while. Great value for the price,
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? The color was perfect.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Quality is average. Some holes for screws were missing and then there were some holes that served no purpose.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? The description was accurate.
Once the chairs were finally together, we could appreciate the clean lines and easy-to-work-with size. HOWEVER! Each individual back slat and chair leg needs to be attached to the seat. The dowels, screws, pins, etc all come in one big bag, with nothing sorted or labeled. The first chair took over an hour to assemble because the instructions skip a step about putting in a piece to hold the slat in place. The next three chairs took about 45 minutes each. Not sure it was worth it to order these from Overstock and spend time (time is money) to get them all assembled.
These chairs are inexpensive and look great but they do not feel very solid. It has only been a few weeks and I've had to tighten them 3 times since the first assembly. They are very light so I am concern about weight capacity, but so far they are doing the job.
Warning: This chair comes in sooooo many pieces!! It took me over an hour to assemble the first chair ... about 30-40 minutes for each remaining chair once you figure it out.
I think these chairs are really great! The only downside is that NOT ONE PIECE is stuck together when they arrive. You have to put every single piece together. My husband and son-in-law put two chairs together and it took them 2 hours (one chair took 2 hours per person). Part of that could be that they didn't read the directions at first :) BUT, it is not a quick process. Certainly worth the savings in price though! And I think having them come in pieces reduces the risk of damaging while shipping. None of our pieces were damaged in any way.
We love the chairs and highly recommend them!
I had to have a few pieces replaced and the company was great about getting me new ones right away! The overall quality of the product is... you get what you pay for. There are some pieces that aren't designed to fit right (some parts are curved and then it's supposed to align with a piece that is built at a 90* angle?) and the legs bow (because of the angels) but you probably won't notice any of this unless you're building them. Again, for the price.... they aren't bad! They look really good with my black IKEA table.
These chairs are missing the pre-drilled holes in the seat. In order to put them together you need a power tools to drill in the holes to the seat so you can attach the seat to the chair frame. I would not recommend buying these chairs.
Hello bbrowneyes81, These chairs have received excellent reviews! Each chair weighs approximately 15 pounds. The weight capacity for each chair is 250 pounds. I hope this information helps. Thanks for shopping with us.
overstockcustomercare1 on Apr 24, 2014
Hello, jkreynolds1921. Overstock.com does not weight test all its products. However, dining chairs like these typically have a weight limit of 250 pounds. Thank you for shopping with us!overstockcustomercare1 on Mar 19, 2014
What is the seat height (from floor to the seat)?
I have a 31" table and have to have 24" chairs.samrau22 on Feb 24, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello marie2014, yes these are solid rubber wood. This wood is very common for furniture. Have a great day!overstockcustomercare1 on Feb 13, 2014
I purchased this set 2 years ago. One of the chairs broke. I am trying to find out how I can get a replacement chair. I do not need the whole set.shalyn1019 on Feb 3, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
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